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Painting the Stars – an exhibition of new work by Paul Rhatigan will open on Thursday 3rd May @ 7.30pm.     

Beyond the Borders – an exhibition of paintings by Inis Artists will run for the month of June.   All are welcome.



Friday 11th May @ 8pm 

Orlaith Keane in concert                                                  
The members of the Keane family are the most naturalistic singers in the world; Orlaith Keane is just that and she certainly has the Keane gene. Being daughter to Matt and niece to Sean and Dolores has certainly been an influence on her, but Orlaith is carving out a niche for herself that defines her as an artist in her own right. 
Tickets €15

Thursday 17th May@ 8pm
Lyra Vocal Ensemble, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Evgenii Tsvetkov – tenor
  • Marina Busse – soprano
  • Aleksei Goloviznin – basso
  • Zlata Gogol – contralto

The Ensemble are professional musicians singing in various churches around St. Petersburg.  Some of them are also soloists with musical theatres in the city.  Through their performances they want to introduce the musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as the traditions of Russian folk music and popular classics.  The programme will include work by Davydov, Rakhmaninov, Strauss, Prokofiev and many more.                          
Tickets €10


Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May @ 7pm

County Limerick Youth Theatre presents

18th May  – Little Lyts Jack in the Beanstalk & Dyna Lyts Acme Thunderer

19th May –  CoLyts It Only Ever Happens In The Movies and DynaLyts Acme Thunderer

20th May  – CoLyts It Only Ever Happens In The Movies and Little Lyts Jack in the Beanstalk

Tickets €10/€5



Wednesday 23rd May @ 11.30am – May Film Festival in association with Access Cinema.

Dir: Clint Eastwood     2016      96  mins    Cert: 12a 
On January 15, 2009, just moments after takeoff, US Airways Flight 1549 made a forced water landing in New York City’s icy cold Hudson River. The poise and skill of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ensured the safety of all 155 passengers and crew.  Shortly after, investigators used computer simulations to charge Sullenberger and his co-pilot with having put the passengers and the plane needlessly at risk. Clint Eastwood, tells the story of Sullenberger’s multiple ordeals with economy and precision, achieving a tone that echoes its protagonist’s grace under pressure.
Admission Free

Wednesday 30th May @ 8pm

Open Mic Night – Chapter and Verse a night of prose and poetry.

Join us for an eclectic mix of writings. Budding and established writers are invited to share their work in a relaxed atmosphere. Just want to listen?  Sit back and enjoy an evening with a difference. Pieces should be no longer than 5-7mins. 

Admission Free

Wednesday 6th June @ 7.30pm
Foróige’s Footsteps Youth Theatre, Kilmallock are delighted to present –

Trapped by Fear by Aisling O’ Leary – A tense thriller about three young people who rush into a dark room fleeing an unspecified danger. As danger looms they must make some harsh decisions that will seal their fate.

A piece of Me by Seoid Ní Laoire – a play which poses questions on reality, subjectivity and happiness.

Footsteps Youth Theatre is a Foróige run youth theatre based in Kilmallock and are proud members of Youth Theatre Ireland.
Tickets €5

Friday 8th June @ 8pm

And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet written and performed by Caroline Burns Cooks
4xFive Star Reviews The Argus Broadway Baby Remote Goat and Fringe Guru

Caroline Burns Cooke has written and performs a funny, life affirming piece that bristles with humanity. It starts with a prayer and ends with that same prayer, underlining the journey, before the final coda squeezes the heart.  And The Rope …’ is dark, enthralling, and unremittingly entertaining; a one woman show inspired by 1984’s Kerry Babies scandal, when an Irish mother was accused of killing her two children. Cooke and director Colin Watkeys have together succeeded in telling this extraordinary story with all the humour and immediacy of an Irish bar room raconteur, Guinness in hand, a light caress to the grim facts, a good yarn. She has you by the arm and you are immersed. Truth not drama informs a play ‘…dedicated to women who have suffered at the hands of mistaken ideologies’.  It never preaches nor condemns, instead it squeezes the heart with a glint in the eye.

Tickets €12                             Running Time – 1hr



Thursday 14th June @ 8pm
Richard Harris Summer Screenings in the County 

  • A Very Irish Family – Directed by Emmet Kelly
  • Marky’s Bad Week – Directed by Daniel Holmwood
  • Gustav – Directed by Ken Williams & Denis Fitzpatrick
  • The King – Directed by Daniel Cooper
  • Acorn – Directed by Kevin de la Isla O’Neill
  • Burden – Directed by Johnny Cullen
  • An Mhallacht – Directed by Cóilín Ó Scolaí
  • Saving Santa – Directed by Keith O’Grady

Tickets €7



Friday 22nd June @ 8pm
Elle Marie O’Dwyer in Concert
Multi award winning traditional singer Elle Marie O’ Dwyer will perform traditional ballads and folk songs, accompanied by her three piece band. Elle Marie hails from Freemount, North Cork. Since the release of her first album in 2012, she has graced stages all over Ireland and abroad. She brings a freshness and originality to Ireland’s old ballads, while the inclusion of some recently written folk songs add a contemporary flavour to her show. 

Tickets €15


Wednesday 27th June @ 8pm
CallBack theatre presents Fred & Alice, written and directed by John Sheehy.  Starring Cora Fenton and Ciaran Birmingham.
A blistering head wreck played at a hilarious pace!
It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you really need are 2 tennis rackets, disproportionate reactions to minor accidents, an immature coping strategy and each other.  Fred and Alice first met in the home. It wasn’t really a home but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too.  From their days in care, to independent living, Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love.  Come see this joyous celebration of individuality.
“Whirling Comedy” – The Irish Times
Tickets €12/€10                                  Friends 2 for 1                      

Thursday 28th & Friday 29th June
Limerick City and County Council present Lime Mortar Conference and Workshop

Children’s Art Club with Jane Howe   

County Limerick Youth Theatre


Book Club – Light on Snow by Anita Shreve – Wednesday 30th May @ 7pm  
New members welcome.